NEW DELHI: Opposition party members have staged a walkout against the rise in the prices of petrol, diesel, and domestic cooking gas in the Lok Sabha. They demanded that the exorbitant prices be controlled.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinder have been hiked suddenly.
Petrol and diesel prices have been raised by 80 paise per litre and LPG cylinder has become costlier by Rs 50.
“All the apprehensions we had expressed about an increase in prices after the assembly elections in the five states have proved true today," he said.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) member Sudip Bandyopadhyay acknowledged that the prices have gone up to an ultra-high level.
Oil marketing companies raised the prices of petrol and diesel by 80 paise a litre amid a sharp rise in the price of crude oil.